In a three-day undercover sting last week, Philadelphia police said, 17 men were charged with soliciting prostitutes - including one who allegedly sucker-punched an officer during his arrest.
On Friday, the last day of the sting, Mad Shin, 41, of Oaklyn, Pa., allegedly tried to solicit sex from an undercover officer posing as a prostitute, Lt. Derrick Wood, the commander of the department's Vice Unit, said Tuesday.
The officer signaled to backup officers, but as one tried to put Shin in handcuffs, he allegedly punched the officer in the face, Wood said. He then allegedly hit the officer several more times before he was finally handcuffed, Wood said. The officer suffered a swollen bump over his left eye and pain in his shoulder, but did not seek medical attention.